Nothing’s gone to plan tonight.

My son wanted to join a party of kids Trick or Treating around Cancajos without an adult in sight. Now Cancajos is full of bars, and now and then you get some dodgy people around. Sin City it ain’t, you understand, but nor is it somewhere we could leave our son unsupervised. So I was going to supervise a party of two.

Then the other girl insisted on going with the unsupervised party, her parents said, “Oh no you don’t,” so she announced they’d ruined her life and she wasn’t going out with us either.

Luckily my own son wasn’t too fussed, but if I’d known we wern’t going out, I’d have organised something at home.

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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